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2008 Clarendon Hills - Shiraz Astralis

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / MCLAREN VALE
  • 97 WA
  • 94 WS
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 47739-2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Also deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Astralis is a little reduced and brooding on the nose showing aromas of dark berries, meat, licorice and dark chocolate. Big, full-bodied and rich in the mouth it has balanced acid along with medium-firm grainy tannins. It finishes long and balanced. Drink it now to 2028+.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Dense and chewy, bursting with juicy blueberry and dark plum fruit, this weaves black olive and spice notes into the long and grippy finish. Shows consistency throughout. Best from 2015 through 2020. 500 cases imported.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
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  • Owner Roman Bratasiuk shows a devotion to the simple tenets that yield some of the best Shiraz fruit grown in Australia. From the flagship Astralis vineyard, he hand-harvests fruit from over 75-year-old dry-farmed vines and allows the indigenous yeasts to work their magic. The resultant wine is unctuous and viscous, yet harmonized, and expresses those elements which define the essence of great Shiraz - black fruit, bramble, super concentrated cassis and spice, undercurrents of tobacco, coffee and licorice root.

    Clarendon Hills also produces wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Semillon.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 55 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors